February is a very charming time in our part of Alabama due to a very popular hunting event called a field trial. A field trial is a competitive event at which hunting dogs compete against one another and the dogs' owners and handlers follow the dogs on horseback throughout the countryside. The bird dogs must locate and point quail and and demonstrate absolute steadiness. Judges ride behind the handler and the gallery rides behind the judges. When a point occurs, handlers dismount to flush the covey and fire blank shots to confirm for their dog. These trials do not involve shooting the birds. Winners are awarded their place according to their range, speed, class, style and handling as well as their bird finding abilities.
Our county seat, Union Springs, is known as the Field Trial Capitol of the World. Field trial enthusiast fill our county to enjoy the exciting outdoor hunts, the large gallery of horses and riders, the woodsy aroma of pine in the open countryside’s loamy soil, and the thrill of being named champion. These sporting events have been existence since the early 1900's and are great economic development and hospitality occasions for us. Homes are opened up for visitors, feasts of great food are prepared, and good times are had by all.
To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co.’s owner, Peggy, loves to support these hunting events, having grown up taking part in the tradition. The best way we do this is by hosting a sproutastically good breakfast at the field house which is the starting point each day for a trial. This year we served up sprouted biscuits with local organic sausage and sprouted gravy, and sprouted grits casseroles with sprouted orange cranberry muffins. Having grown up in the tradition as well, we open our home every year to friends who are field trial enthusiasts and one of the dinners I plan to prepare for them will include Garlic Butter Shrimp and Sprouted Quinoa (adapted from www.pinchofyum.com). Hope you’ll give it a try, too!
Bon Appetit, y'all!
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Garlic Butter Shrimp & Sprouted Quinoa
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 5 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
- 2 cups uncooked TYH Sprouted Quinoa
- 1 teaspoon chili powder, divided
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 6 tablespoons organic salted butter, divided
- 1 pound raw wild shrimp
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh parsley for serving
- fresh lemon juice for serving
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick pot over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons of the garlic and saute for 1 minute, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Add the uncooked sprouted quinoa and ½ teaspoon chili powder. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute for another 1 minute to add flavor to the quinoa. Add the broth, bring to a boil, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes. When the quinoa is done, it will be soft throughout. Fluff with a fork and toss with fresh minced parsley.
- While the quinoa is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the pan is hot and the butter is melted, add the shrimp and sprinkle with the remaining ½ teaspoon chili powder directly in the pan. Season with salt and pepper and saute until no longer translucent and golden brown on the outside. Just at the end of the saute, add 1 teaspoon garlic and swirl around in the pan until the garlic is very fragrant.
- Melt the remaining 5 tablespoons butter with the 2 teaspoons garlic to make a sauce for drizzling (for this, crushed garlic or garlic paste would work really well but minced is also fine).
- Serve the sprouted quinoa and shrimp together in one dish, topping with fresh chopped parsley and lemon juice if desired. When the butter is melted and cooled slightly, drizzle over the shrimp and quinoa. Serve immediately, while still hot
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We are humbled, overjoyed, and blessed to share with all of our family and friends the work that started and remains on our family farm in Bullock County, Alabama. We are all so happy to be a company that began with mason jars and an idea. Please enjoy Kashi's® visit with Peggy and To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. and how we are further sharing the benefits of sprouted grains through their Organic Promise® Sprouted Cereal.
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